1969

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The Jackson 5 do some preliminary work in a Detroit studio with Bobby Taylor

The Jackson 5 Club & Theatre Tour 1969

7 March High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL
8 March High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL
9 March High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL
25 April Met Theater Chicago, IL Delfonics headlining
26 April Met Theater Chicago, IL Delfonics headlining
27 April Met Theater Chicago, IL Delfonics headlining
28 April Met Theater Chicago, IL Delfonics headlining
29 April Met Theater Chicago, IL Delfonics headlining
30 April Met Theater Chicago, IL Delfonics headlining
1 May Met Theater Chicago, IL Delfonics headlining
4 May Guys and Gals Club Chicago, IL
9 May High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL
10 May High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL
11 May High Chaparral Lounge Chicago, IL
20 June Apollo Theater New York, NY sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps
21 June Apollo Theater New York, NY sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps
22 June Apollo Theater New York, NY sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps
23 June Apollo Theater New York, NY sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps
24 June Apollo Theater New York, NY sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps
25 June Apollo Theater New York, NY sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps
26 June Apollo Theater New York, NY sharing a bill with Joe Simon and The Five Stairsteps
11 July Guys and Gals Club Chicago, IL shows at 11:30 pm and 2:00 am
12 July Guys and Gals Club Chicago, IL shows at 11:30 pm and 2:00 am
16 August The Forum Los Angeles, CA as opening act for Diana Ross and the Supremes
22 August Madison Square Garden New York, NY Miss Black America Pageant
29 August Gilroy Stadium Gary, IN Festival Gary 69

 

March 11 :

The Jackson 5 officially signet Motown Records. A dispute between Steeltown and Motown delayed its effect.

July :

Motown headquarters move from Detroit to California and so do the J5!

Joe, Tito, Jack Richardson, drummer Johnny Jackson & keyboards players Ronny Rancifer drive to Los Angeles while Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon & Michael fly out a few days later.

The group is accommodated at the Motel Tropicana on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Katherine remains in Gary with LaToya, Randy and Janet.

August 11:

Diana Ross invites the media to meet the Jackson 5 at a private showcase at Daisy’s Disco 326 Rodeo Drive, Bevery Hills. Michael meets Bob Jones, a Motown PR who will prove significant in his solo career…

August 22 :

In their first nationally TV appearance, The Jackson 5 perform “It’s Your Thing” at the Miss Black America Pageant in Madison Square Garden in Nex York City.

The group stars recording its first album with help from Motown producers Freddie Perren, Deke Richards & Fonce Mizell known as “The Corporation”

Suzanne De Passe, a young Motown executive becomes the group’s PR.

October 7:

I want You Back, the Jackson 5’s debut single is released by Motown and will reach the number 1 spot on Billbard hot 100 charts.

Michael moves to Diana Ross’s home and the two of them spend a great deal of time together.

October 18:

Diana Ross & The Supremes introduce the Jackson 5 on ABC’s Hollywwod Palace Special where they perform Sing A Simple Song, Can You Remember, I want You Back and There Was A Time (with Diana Ross & Sammy Davis Jr)

Katherine, LaToya, Randy & Janet watch it live at their home in Gary.

November :

Katherine, LaToya, Janet & Randy join Joe and the Jackson 5 in California and the whole family moves into a house rented by Motown on 1601 Queen Roads in Los Angeles.

The family celebrates their new life by driving up to San Francisco .

December 14:

The Jackson 5 appear on The Ed Sullivan Show where they perform Stand, Who’s Loving You and I Want You Back. Diana Ross is in the audience and she takes credit for discovering them.

Later, the group performs I Want You Back on the Joey Bishop Show.

December 18:

Motown releases the Jackson 5 first album named “Diana Ross presents the Jackson 5” (N°1)

 

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